Webinar: The IMO draft Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) regulation: A ban in name only?
TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 2020
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Duration: 1 hour 17
Under the draft International Maritime Organization (IMO) Arctic HFO regulation, exemptions and waivers will allow 74% of HFO-fueled ships to continue using HFO in the Arctic until mid-2029. As a result, only 30% of HFO carriage and 16% of HFO use will be banned under the current proposal.
In addition, an unlevel playing field will be created as Arctic flagged ships seek waivers from the ban, and Arctic coastal states are required to enforce more stringent requirements on foreign-flagged ships than on their own vessels.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has been campaigning for the IMO to adopt an effective ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping. If adopted as currently drafted, we feel that all we will have is a ban in name only.
Watch the recording of our event and find out what the draft Arctic HFO regulation will mean in practice if adopted as currently drafted, and what it will mean for Arctic environmental protection.
- The IMO’s proposed Arctic HFO ban: Likely impacts and opportunities for improvement (pdf): Bryan Comer, PhD: Senior Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
- Arctic Community Perspectives (Powerpoint): Mellisa Johnson, Executive Director, Bering Sea Elders Group
- An industry perspective (Powerpoint): Troels Jacobsen, Field Operations Manager, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)
- Legal perspective: Views on the draft IMO Arctic HFO regulation (Powerpoint): Danielle Fest Grabiel, Wildlife Team Lead, Environmental Investigation Agency/Clean Arctic Alliance
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